I'm subscribing just for a single reason (but I might stay too
): to thank you guys for this awesome post.
My TV not working properly has been bugging me for two years but the warranty having expired and not being able to replace it just now meant I had to stick with it. Good thing I looked up if someone had a DIY solution. Too bad I didn't look it up 2 years ago
I had the exact same symptoms : either slow pixels and a darkened left side of the screen, or horizontal lines and mirror images still on the left side. And slightly tapping the upper left side of the tv would switch from one symptom to the other. And sometimes after hours turned on, the tv would just start working normally until we switched it off... (Remember the Friends episode with the free porn where Joey and Chandler dare jot turn their tv off ? Same thing ^^)
Opening the TV set isn't too hard if you've already had fun playing around with a screwdriver (just don't forget to bin sort the screws
). The only hard part was putting the television face up without any electronic components on the back touching the table it was on and the solution I found was using a square wood base of approximately the size of the wall mounting structure on the back of the television which is obviously very strong and place tv on it. Once the panel was opened, the faulty connector is easy to find and fix. And the fault is obvious: in my case pushing on the connector shows a bubble of air appearing between the glue and the connector.
Just FYI, the tv is a Sony KDL-46W4710 (a variant of the 46W4500 series).
So again, OnlyTono, good job on daring to open your tv in the first place, and all the others for the additional input. I am ecstatic \o/
Greetings from France.